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Press Release -- October 10th, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: CLEC, Equipment, Ethernet, Video

Tennessee’s Largest Cooperative Selects ADTRAN for Broadband Stimulus FTTH Rollout

ADTRAN's Total Access(R) 5000 Provides a Flexible Solution for Twin Lakes Deployment of Business and Residential Services
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

ADTRAN(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corp., Tennessee's largest telephone cooperative, has selected ADTRAN's extensive broadband portfolio and Advanced Operational Environment (AOE) services management solution for use throughout its network. ADTRAN solutions will be used to deliver residential and business services including triple-play - voice, data and video - using IPTV architecture via Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH). This Broadband Stimulus award initiative will reach over 12,000 business and residential customers. In addition, the service provider is also expanding the use of the ADTRAN solutions for high-bandwidth mobile backhaul applications.

The flexibility of ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 and its ability to configure and provision multiple services from a single platform was cited as a key reason for the selection by Twin Lakes. In addition, with the use of the Total Access 5000, Twin Lakes can easily deploy mobile backhaul services using a variety of gigabit fiber connections.

Additional consideration in the selection of the ADTRAN product line includes the features found in the ServiceCheck application of ADTRAN's AOE. This application provides comprehensive diagnostics up through the service layer, and enables Twin Lakes to easily determine the integrity of the service. The robust features of the product set are complemented by ADTRAN's outstanding customer service and support.

"ADTRAN's FTTH solution combined with the service management features of AOE allowed us to streamline our operations and immediately offer cutting-edge, revenue-generating services to our customers," said Jonathan West, General Manager/CEO, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative. "ADTRAN has enabled us to simplify our network and minimize capital expenditures, allowing us to reach more customers with next-generation services."

Since the final round of Broadband Stimulus funding was announced, the Total Access 5000 has been the platform of choice for more Tier 3 and CLEC service provider FTTH deployments. The product enables service providers to solve the key challenges for modernizing existing networks by easily accommodating 10 Gbps transport rings, supporting FTTH access and migrating existing connections to Ethernet transport. End-to-end service activation and service assurance is also supported under a single management system which simplifies network operations.

"We are pleased to be providing Twin Lakes with an industry-leading broadband access solution with a proven track record of performance," said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president, sales, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. "Their achievement of the Broadband Stimulus award will enable wide spread adoption of advanced broadband services throughout the communities they serve."

About Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation

For 60 years, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative (TLTC) has provided advanced telecommunications services to Northern Middle Tennessee. TLTC's 118 employees currently service approximately 1,900 square miles, 32,000 subscribers and 15,000 broadband customers. Twin Lakes is currently upgrading its entire network to bring the very latest in network technologies to their members, as well as expanding its already robust product offering to include IPTV, broadband wireless services, security systems, and customized business solutions. Customer satisfaction has always been the force that has driven this cooperative to fulfill the motto of "People you Know, A Company you Trust" and by focusing on the needs of the members, new products are constantly under development. More information is available at www.twlakes.coop.

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide.

For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726) or via email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

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SOURCE: ADTRAN, Inc.

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